A Sci-Fi whiz's wargaming blog about Ogre/GEV, Battletech, and Heavy Gear amongst other things.
Monday, 6 March 2017
Back here I showed my first clean up of my Hunter Commando, and now I've moved onto the next RAFM Gear and tidied everything up, as can be evidenced by the picture of what it looked like when it arrived.
What I learnt during this assembly was how easy it is to misidentify parts. After stripping all the models I received I thought I had correctly sorted out all the bits, but to my chagrin I hadn't. I had put the Jaguar torso with the Hunter legs, which in and of itself is no big deal, until it came time to assemble the missile pod. Then I found it wouldn't tight fit, and put it down to the way I had positioned the backpack.
I disassembled the model and reassembled it and got everything
fitted, though the missile pod was still a tight fit, and was finishing off the model when I received a package
containing a squad of Desert Sharks.
Wouter Wolput, a reader of my
blog who lives in Belgium, very generously offered me his unwanted squad of Gears for the cost of the postage. Thank you again for parting with them. Most appreciated.
So, I was checking out the models and comparing them to the next Gear I have waiting to be cleaned up, an Assault Hunter. I then noticed that Hunters have a slightly different torso to Jaguars. Big doh moment!
So I had to disassemble my Hunter once more and clean up the correct torso, and start assembling it for the third time.
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. Now if only the miniatures are halfway decent and a usable size for wargaming. Even if not who can resist? Re...
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